Each June, we celebrate World Environment Day - a day designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to encourage action to protect the environment. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the innovative ways that Accenture people around the world are working to foster sustainable growth for our company and our stakeholders. We encourage our people to participate in a range of activities, such as eco volunteering days, eco competitions, recycling drives and sustainability training.
For example, in the Philippines, we ran a pilot project to install smart energy meters on 10 office floors. The web-smart meters enabled teams to monitor and manage their energy consumption, and the initiative was so successful we held an employee contest to see who could be the most energy efficient. As a result, energy efficiency increased by up to 14 percent! Today, that network of meters has grown to more than 100 units covering all Philippines locations.
Want to get involved? Test your eco-smarts in our “Are You a Green Superhero?” game. Get quizzed on our sustainability commitments, performance and offerings, as well as general environmental information, and pick up some eco-tips along the way.
For further information on how we are making a difference in our locations around the world, visit the corporate citizenship pages of our website.